We took our new puppy to Dr. Rocky twice within 5 days, because he was not eating. Dr. Rocky said ""I don't know what is wrong with him"". ""Take him back to the Pet Store"" He told us to switch to wet dog food, give him pediolyte, and he gave us a prescription for an antibiotic. His attitude was very laid back and totally unconcerned.
Subsequently our puppy got worse. We took him to a different Vet practice where he was seen by 2 more vets, as well as two other Vets at Animal Emergency Center where he had to stay overnight for 2 nights.
All 4 of the Vets we went to after Dr. Rocky jumped on our little puppy's problems and worked hard to save him. We learned so much from these other Vets --they had machines in their offices with which they could test our puppy instantly for various bacteria, viruses, worms and do blood work instantly.
For the same amount of money we paid Dr. Rocky who did nothing for our puppy, the second Vet practice was able to diagnose our puppy within an hour as to what was precisely wrong and treat him accordingly. Our puppy was immediately placed on IV glucose, vitamins and minerals, switched to a stronger antibiotic IV, given tamiflu, dextrose injections and a blood transfusion.
Dr. Rocky had told us he ""suspected"" our dog had Parvo, but it turns out he DID NOT have Parvo. Dr. Rocky never tested him for Parvo (I guess because he does not have the machine in his office to test for it), he just told us he looked like he might have it. He acted like we should just throw our new puppy away, try to get our money back, because he ""suspected"" the puppy had ""Parvo"".
Dr. Rocky at a minimum (I have now learned) should have told us to give our puppy karo syrup or nutrical (rub his gums with it) to keep his sugar level up. Dr. Rocky should have given our puppy glucose injection the first time we saw him.
Apparently Dr. Rocky is good for just giving dogs their yearly immunizations, checking for worms, and selling flea and heartworm meds. If your pet is every really sick do not go here to this practice for help. Even the ""Vet tech's"" at our new Vet's office knew more than Dr. Rocky did, taught us more about what was wrong with our sick puppy, and did much more for him than this so-called Vet. Dr. Rocky is uninformed, unmotivated, and almost downright lazy.
We had gone to Dr. Rocky and Dr. Murphy for the last 14 years with our other dogs, but we will never set foot in this office again. Go somewhere else with your pets if you need something more than routine immunizations, neutering, and deworming. These are not the vets for sick animals.
Pros: none if your pet is sick
Cons: Dr. Rocky